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Spokane, Urbanova Selected for Sustainable Infrastructure Smart Cities Award

Spokane and Urbanova, a living laboratory collaboration and proving ground to design cities for the future, have been recognized with a Smart Cities North America Award (SCNNA) by global research and intelligence firm IDC.

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Bridging the American Infrastructure Gap - The 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge

Crumbling infrastructure and depleted government budgets are putting a strain on municipalities, states, and communities across the country. At the same time, advances in technology are creating new opportunities to solve our most pressing needs that can help to alleviate these stresses for agencies and communities.

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Smart City Market 2018 Global Size, Competitors Strategy, Regional Analysis, Industry Profits and Growth by Forecast to 2022

According to a recent study report published by the Market Research Future, the global market of Smart City is booming and expected to gain importance over the forecast period. The market is projected to demonstrate a spectacular growth by 2022, surpassing its previous growth records in terms of value with a striking CAGR during the anticipated period (2016 – 2022). 

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FEATURE Report: Cities of all sizes can achieve sustainable energy solutions

Countries are scrambling to develop strategies to fight climate change, as a desire to mitigate its effects intensifies around the world.

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Half A Billion Dollars in Infrastructure Investments to 41 Projects in 43 States

“TIGER grants are targeted investments for our local communities that will increase safety, create jobs and modernize our country’s infrastructure,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao.More than 64% of this round of TIGER funding was awarded to rural projects, a historic number that demonstrates this Administration’s commitment to supporting the country’s rural communities.

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Cities Can Become Smarter, By Going Circular

Digital disruption is transforming the way we envision our cities. As we embark on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we must challenge traditional ways of thinking about how we manage our cities and our resources.

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Can Green Finance Fill The $18 Trillion Infrastructure Investment Gap?

Hundreds of trillions of dollars are needed for infrastructure investment over the next few decades.  A new campaign, The Green Bond Pledge, has launched to encourage cities, governments and corporations to fund this need through bond issues aligned with climate and emissions goals.

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Report: Smart surfaces save cities billions through increased resilience

Applying smart surface techniques throughout a city could even the playing field and create greater equity while greatly improving health and quality of life for low-income residents.Smart surfaces can have an effect on surrounding areas and not just the city that integrates them, the report says. Reducing urban heat and smog does not just happen within a city's borders, so entire regions could benefit from a city investing in smart surfaces.

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Schenectady Mayor Maps Smart City Plans for U.S. House Subcommittee

The City of New York has plans to deploy environmental, optical and acoustic sensors, and Wi-Fi technology that could assist in a range of municipal service improvements.

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Congressman Brendan Boyle explains why we must 'expand our conversation when it comes to infrastructure' at the Smart Regions Congress — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

Representing Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District, Congressman Brendan Boyle advocates for a more holistic approach to infrastructure investments at the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC.

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How the Urban-Rural Divide Is Playing Out in Puerto Rico - CityLab

Ponce is the second largest in territorial extension [116 square miles]. It has 19 rural neighborhoods and 12 urban neighborhoods. The urban ones have 92 percent of energy, the rural ones do not have energy. We have seen in the plans that there are communities that will have electricity in 30 more weeks.

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Smart Infrastructure Challenge launched for cities, regional bodies [Smart Cities Dive]

Cities, regional councils of government and government agencies can now compete in the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge, announced Thursday at the Smart Regions Congress in Washington, DC. Technology and strategy firm Venture Smarter hosted the event, part of its Regional Smart Cities Initiative.

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Panasonic is building a 'smart city' in Colorado with high-tech highways, autonomous vehicles, and free WiFi

Panasonic may be best known for consumer electronics, but it has started moving into high-tech urban design in recent years. The company is now building "smart city" infrastructure near Denver, Colorado, with the goal of turning the area into a "smart city" by 2026.

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It’s Time for Electric Companies to Pivot - IEEE Spectrum

Renewable energy is rapidly changing the electric grid, and utilities need to adapt or face still greater disruption in their industry, according to a new report. Two directions now appear likely to offer opportunities for growth, the report says.

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Why a shared digital infrastructure is crucial for smart cities | Smart Cities Dive

Shared digital infrastructure will help cities correlate data from multiple sources to generate new value and efficiencies. As a simple example, consider smart lighting and motion sensors on the street. Today these are two separated silos. Imagine if we could...

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COP23: How Cities Can Transition From Industrial to Sustainable - CityLab

A new alliance has representatives from Pittsburgh, Essen, Beijing, and other metros swapping strategies for transforming from a factory town to a sustainable city.

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